Medical Science 1
|Course code MEDI1015||Units 20||Level 1000||Faculty of Health and MedicineSchool of Medicine and Public Health|
Introduces the "body and organ" systems based approach used to structure learning. This course follows on from Introduction to Medical Science by studying in detail the problems associated with some of the individual organ systems. Students will learn by being presented with a series of medical problems. They will then investigate either the medical sciences underlying those problems, focussing on the mechanisms and prevalence of abnormalities presented, the basis of diagnostic procedures suggested, the underlying basis of management procedures, and the procedures for prevention.
This course is a Compulsory Program Component and students must pass in order to progress in the Bachelor of Medicine program.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||At the end of the semester the students will have a basic understanding and knowledge of the following areas as they relate to the body systems studied.|
1. The normal structure, function and development of the gastrointestinal, renal and musculoskeletal systems.
2. The basic mechanisms underlying the symptoms and signs associated with some common ailments involving these systems, including the perception of pain associated wth such ailments.
3. Some mechanisms underlying causation of disease, including inheritance and infective agents.
4. The mode of action of some of the drugs commonly used to treat such ailments and their symptoms.
5. How the biomedical sciences provide a rational basis for medical practice.
|Content||The students will be introduced to a series of medical problems in tutorials held for all students undertaking Professional Practice 1 and Medical Science 1.|
Students will generate learning goals associated with the medical sciences in these sessions. The students will undertake own learning directed toward these learning goals. The appropriate medical scientists will provide lectures, tutorials and information sessions as they relate to the medical problems being investigated.
|Replacing Course(s)||Replacing part of MEDI101B.|
|Transition||The following transition arrangements will apply to any student undertaking the current program who fails a course.|
The current policy of the Bachelor of Medicine program is that students must successfully complete all requirements of Year 1 before progressing to Year 2. For 2004, there are no significant changes to course and assessment content and therefore students who fail Year 1 in 2003 will be required to re-enrol into the entire suite of new Year 1 courses in 2004.
|Assumed Knowledge||This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Medicine Program.|
WorkCover approved First Aid Certificate.
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Teaching Methods||Problem Based Learning|
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Problem Based Learning: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Laboratory: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for MEDI1015|